Reports Newcastle Have Bid For French Midfielder


It’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with 24 year-old Standard Liege midfielder William Vainqueur, and we wonder if Newcastle will get him to Tyneside before tomorrow night at 11:00 pm, when the transfer window slams shut.

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William Vainqueur – have Newcastle put in bid for midfielder?

With less than two days to go in the transfer window there’s bound to be reports of Newcastle’s interest in various players – including strikers, but whether they are true is a good question.

The Belgium newspaper L’Avenir are reporting Newcastle have now put in a bid for Standard Liege’s William Vainqueur, and here is our translation of their report:

“Newcastle, which already has eleven French players could make an offer to Standard in the coming hours to attract William Winner, who has been scouted a dozen times, and three times by the head recruiter (Graham Carr). The Magpies, are poorly placed in the league (16th), but have been very active this winter, and have prepared a bid – with Vainqueur’s value set at €6M.”

Vainqueur’s has a contract that runs through the summer of 2016, and it remains to be seen how much Newcastle may offer – but we’d be surprised if it’s more than say €4M – which is around £3.2M.

We would expect Newcastle to bring him in only  if the club thinks they can get a good deal for him in the next day or so – but otherwise he may remain a summer transfer target.

Newcastle were linked with the player four days ago, after it was revealed he had fallen out with the Standard Liege coach Mircea Rednic, and at that time, the report was that Newcastle were preparing an offer for the 24-year-old midfielder, according to the Belgian daily Derniere Heure – so at least the two reports are consistent.

Southampton were also linked with the player,  but since manager Nigel Adkins has since been fired, we’re not sure if the Saints are still interested.

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238 comments so far

  • barkintoonfan9

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #1

    FIRST!!1

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #2

    we would have no shortage of midfield options then

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #3

    seems a bit unlikely. We have a lot of players in cm

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #4

    “Newcastle, which already has eleven French players could make an offer to Standard in the coming hours to attract William Winner, who has been scouted a dozen times, and three times by the head recruiter (Graham Carr). The Magpies, are poorly placed in the league (16th), but have been very active this winter, and have prepared a bid – with Vainqueur’s value set at €6M.”

    That clearly says ‘COULD MAKE AN OFFER’

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  • Zero

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #5

    carnt see it happening tbh we need another striker. if we were going for midfielders then id suspect we would go for seim de jong with more experience

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed’s losing it. When does the window close … 11pm 31st.

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  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #7

    No ed not 2mo nite door slams shut midnight on thursdsy

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #8

    We don’t need any central midfielders. We could do with another winger. Signing a striker is a priority.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Standard or his agent looking to get his name out there … is he good?

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  • Mashley u Batfastard & lambiarse u Cupid stunt

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Were packed out with central mf if he comes we could be selling someone

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    omg will time hurry up its going dead slow 19.45 TOOOOOOOOOON AAAARRRRMMMMYYYYY

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #12

    You can never have enough mid-fielders. They do most of the battling and pick up lots of knocks.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #13

    agree we are a striker short of a top 6 finish with things as they stand imo.

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  • surreytoon

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #14

    @F8piraux is saying Thauvin to LOSC for 3.5m with loan back to Bastia for the rest of the season. Hmmm… He is likely to get more games at LOSC admittedly.

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  • Zero

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    if we make top 10 now id be impressed

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    looking at the table there are not many ponts in it from relegation to mid table.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    as long as we are not in relegation and are above scumderland i’ll be happy 🙂

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  • surreytoon

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #18

    N’Zog palyer of the month on Villa site, ominous. Trust that scowling git to have a blinder agianst us. Hope he is nullified/frustrated all night.

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  • Phoenix

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    I read somewhere we looked at him in the event of sissoko not coming ,thauvin would be worth another bid,at 19 he puts our youngsters to shame,could easily be as good as Ben arfa and He plays on the left

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    If he comes in, I think someone is on their way out.

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Balotelli to AC Milan.
    Hijack the deal Ashley! And while you’re at it, hijack a bank

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Finishing above the scum will do me.

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  • DokToon

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #23

    15 matches left = 45 points… not too fartfetched 🙂

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  • one Tony Green

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Arrived for game come on the TOON place will be jumping with crazy geordies.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 29, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Is this guy a winger who can cross the ball??

    If not why are we still looking at him?!?!

    We need a proper left winger who can take people on and put in quality into the box also if i was being greedy a right winger who could do that as well so Arfa could go in the middle

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #26

    Tony…Do us proud!

    Dok….Well it couldn’t get more far fetched, but I’m with you, let’s get 45 more points.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #27

    wish we would bid of Jeremain Lens

    Thought there were reports 2 weeks ago were were in the Netherlands with 6m ready…

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  • DokToon

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #28

    tony, how do i send you money for a beer… or bail? lol… enjoy!!!

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #29

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France

    L’Equipe are claiming that #Newcastle target #Thauvin will sign for Lille this Winter. Looking into it. #LOSC

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  • DokToon

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #30

    ibiza… i can see 30 points realistically… win the matches we should, and we’ll climp upwards and onwards…

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #31

    offer them 2mil + simo n.ranger

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Jeez I miss those away days – on the piss before the game in train station pubs of places like Blackburn and Ipswich. 1000 Mags in a pub – mental. Best memories were of fat geordies in grass skirts !!

    “His name is Mirandinha, he’s not from Argentina, he’s from Brazil, he’s fuckin brill !!! ”

    Magic!!

    0-2 tonight – Cisse and Marveaux.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Dok….I think 30 points would be great if we can. A few games on the trot and all will start to look a little less daunting. Just need to pull away from where we are as quick as possible and get some confidence going.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #34

    @31

    you mean offer them 2mil to take simmo and ranger dont you ?

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  • James RS

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Its another striker we want. What if Gouffran gets injured immediately or cant adjust to the premier league quick enough then we are back to square one with just Cisse and no Ba..definitely need a back up striker quickly even if its Danny Graham! else it’ll be back to a shortage of goals like at Reading and at Norwich. We might scrape a few 0-0 draws even with the extra signings and we could still be in trouble…are you reading this Mike Ashley 🙂

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #36

    ibiza

    what do you want me to do to the blog? confused.com @26

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #37

    French football expert Matthew Spiro tells BBC Sport: “Newcastle may have signed five French players this month, but it looks like the Magpies will miss out one of their targets, Florian Thauvin.

    The 20-year-old Bastia winger, who has also caught Arsene Wenger’s eye, is en route to Lille where he is expected to sign for the 2011 French champions.”

    Such a shame but I am not surprised as I read that FT’s preference was Lille some days ago. Apparently as low as €3.5m….think I read that on Sky or somewhere…..

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #38

    3-0 guys goufran on his debut
    TOOOON AAAARRRMYYY

    pls let gouffran and mbiwa play mr pardew we promise they will not get hurt.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Proud….Was I not clear? Do us! 🙂 How’s tricks?

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  • one Tony Green

    Jan 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #40

    @DokToon Having a cheeky beer or ten for lads.

    5 – 1 Toon and thats before I get on the crack pipe.

    TOON TOON BLACK AND WHITE ARMY

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